Leicester player ratings as Foxes beat Wolves 2-1

Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City celebrates (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City celebrates (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) /
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Timothy Castagne of Leicester City (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) /

Timothy Castagne – 8

Castagne performed admirably at right-back providing an out-ball for his fellow defenders and helping to progress the ball up the field, and his low, left-footed drive into the bottom corner 15 minutes from time was the ultimate decider. At times under Brendan Rodgers, it looked like he, one of the most reliable and professional members of the playing staff was waning, but there’s every chance that Dean Smith has instilled some confidence and belief into the Belgian.

Caglar Soyuncu – 8

The man most positively-impacted by the change in manager appears to be Caglar Soyuncu, who put in a Man of the Match performance to silence his critics. The Turkish international was a colossus in leaping up to win headers while remaining composed in possession to restart attacks.

The Turkish international brought exhibited aggression, hunger and passion, and reminded Foxes fans of what he could do on the ball as well as his relatively-reliable long-passing range.

Wout Faes – 7

Alongside Soyuncu and partnering him for the first time in a back four, Wout Faes put in a solid if unspectacular shift, helping the back-four unit to perform more competently than has been expected in recent weeks. Getting stuck in is his game, and Faes exhibited this by winning his fair share of duels while also showcasing his ability to jink in and out to find himself some valuable space to progress attacks.

Victor Kristiansen – 7

After a shaky start to his Foxes career, today’s performance from Victor Kristiansen was more encouraging, if even there were still some silly mistakes that one might expect from a player with his lack or experience. The introduction of Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall was key in providing the Dane with more space to operate in an attacking sense, and his improvement in performance was capped off with a sublime assist, cutting the ball back to the edge of the box for Castagne to finish.